INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION FOR SEQUENCING OF THE RICE GENOME

Several leading labs around the world (including Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA) are collaborating to complete the sequencing of the genome of an identified variety of rice (Oryza sativa L. subsp.  japonica var. Nipponbare). Different chromosomes/region of chromosomes have been assigned for sequencing to various countries, as depicted in the following map.